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Question: What will be the deciding factor in establishing the merger of a one world order?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Anthony.
I do not believe there will be one defining factor. I think many factors are making up that decision today. For years now we have heard calls for a united world body. Those calls are getting louder and stronger by the day. The children of Satan are becoming bolder in their aspirations for world government. To answer your question, the economy, terrorism, government, education and religion will and are all factors.
We see the false war on terrorism playing out in the middle east which is really taking down leaders who refuse to go along with the globalist agenda. When the children of Satan are ready, they will crash the global economy and that combined with the other elements I mentioned above will be what causes the failure of the current world order and bring about the reality of the new one world government.
Day by day we see more people losing faith in government and the systems in place today. We see the media and the government itself telling us the mistakes they make and/or they do things so off the wall it only causes us to lose more faith in them. This is all by design for the outcome above, world government. Only when this current world order fails will another rise.
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Question: What happens to a human once they die a physical death saved, and not saved? Do they go into a deep death sleep in their respective graves until Jesus comes at the seventh trump, or does their bodies return to the earth and their spirit goes back to the Father? If their spirit goes back to the Father what is their spiritual state? Are they aware of what has happened to them? Where exactly do they go when their spirit goes back to the Father, and what are they doing while they are there? Thank you!
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Joseph.
When we pass away we instantly return to our Father in Heaven. These flesh bodies are very temporary and when we are done with them, we are done with them, forever. We rise into our true bodies which are our spiritual bodies which never get sick, old or die (1 Corinthians 15:35-55). This applies to both the sinner and the saint if you will. Before we get to far let us document this. Please turn your Bible with me to,
7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
God created all souls, the good, the bad and well, you fill in the blank.
It is interesting when you take your time thinking about this verse. You have the dust of the earth which is what our bodies are comprised of. When we die, it returns to the owner, the earth. However, when the spirit is free it returns to its owner, our Father…
How long does the transition from flesh to spirit take?
2 Corinthians 5:8
8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Instant. If you are absent from the body which means we have passed on, then you are with the Father, period. There is no middle ground, no roaming rooms, etc. You die and you are with God plain and simple.
The people who pass on are definitely aware, more so than we are today I would add though that would be my opinion. Where are they exactly you asked. There is a large gulf in Heaven that divides the good and the bad essentially. Please turn your Bible with me to,
26 “…between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”
This account is between Abraham and the Rich Man. The Rich Man did evil in his time on earth and he could see Abraham and Lazarus on the other side of the gulf together and the Rich Man wanted to be a part of that, but it was one day too late for him.
Joseph we have three past Bible Q&As that I would really like you to read that will provide further documentation and clarification. They can be found below.
Question: I can’t figure out what the Bible says about tears in heaven. It is talked about 2 different times
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Kimberly, thank you for the question.
I believe you are referring to the book of Revelation. Please turn your Bible with me to,
17 “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
The time element that is being spoken of in this verses is after the Tribulation of Satan. Jesus Christ is the Lamb and He is the One who will spiritually feed us, (John 1:29). What are these waters spoken of here? Please turn your Bible with me to,
14 “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
These are the fountains of water Christ is speaking of and it is spiritual and given to us as an example so we can understand. We know life in this flesh age does not exist without water. Life for us in the eternity does not exist without the Living Water which is to say Jesus Christ.
Now why would God wipe away all tears from their eyes? For that answer let us turn one more time.
4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.“
There will be no tears Kimberly as our Father will have erased death itself. The scripture will finally be fulfilled, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory“, (1 Corinthians 15:55)? All wickedness will be blotted out, it will no longer exist (Revelation 21:8).
Then those who “overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son“, (Revelation 21:7).
Amen, Amen, Amen.
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